[Rubygems-developers] Gem Names not correlated to require name

Hugh Sasse hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Wed Oct 1 06:19:44 EDT 2008



On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Jim Freeze wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:09 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Ok, let forget about bunny_foo_foo, require_gem and all that, let's
> > heard the complains.
> 
> The basic complaint is the require filename cannot be determined from
> the gem name.
> 

Does it help that they can 
%> gem server
and point their browser at http://localhost:8808/
to see a web page with all the gems and links to docs listed?

There will probably be complaints from the same users that this is a
bit obscure.  Maybe the attached doc patch is of use?

        Hugh
-------------- next part --------------
--- rubygems-1.3.0/lib/rubygems/command.rb.orig	2008-06-17 22:25:54.000000000 +0100
+++ rubygems-1.3.0/lib/rubygems/command.rb	2008-10-01 11:15:52.375000000 +0100
@@ -392,6 +392,9 @@
           gem help platforms           show information about platforms
           gem help <COMMAND>           show help on COMMAND
                                          (e.g. 'gem help install')
+          gem server                   present a web page at
+                                       http://localhost:8808/
+                                       with info about installed gems.
         Further information:
           http://rubygems.rubyforge.org
     }.gsub(/^    /, "")


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